Adam West's Batman-Inspired Art Exhibit Is as Zany as It Is Beautiful
Holy blended colors, Batman!
Adam West is not only TV's iconic Caped Crusader from the 1960s, but also an abstract painter, who took inspiration from his classic kids show for his latest works.
Heat Vision breakdown
West's art will appear in a new exhibit, “Criminals on Canvas,” featured at Gilman Contemporary in Ketchum, Idaho, starting Wednesday night.
“I decided to kind of do an homage to the show and all the wonderful stars and characters we had,” West told Idaho Mountain News. West is a resident of Sun Valley, Idaho. “Batman was a colorful and wild ride. My paintings capture the humor, zaniness and depth of the Batman villains as well as the Freudian motivations of Batman as an all-too-human, venerable and funny vigilante superhero.”
And the Family Guy castmember is right: The work is fun and zany, just in the same fashion he brought Batman alive on the small screen.
Still, bat art fans, the piece wont come cheap. In fact, one painting, "Joker in Evening Makeup," is going for $7,000 alone.
“My art, like my acting, is a profound expression of poetic license,” West told the newspaper. “I realized this was an absurd, satirical take and yet an homage to the comic books. I wouldn’t have done it any other way.”
Check out some of the listing below:
by Borys Kit, Aaron Couch
by Graeme McMillan
by Lesley Goldberg
by Stephen Dalton
by Frank Scheck